Young children with visual
impairments can benefit from exposure to and experience with assistive
technology. Formal instruction, as a general rule, doesn't start until
kindergarten or later.
Technology is constantly changing,
so staying current about options takes time and research. Speaking with a variety
of professionals in the field and older children and adults who use assistive
technology is often beneficial.
There are several categories of
assistive technology for individuals with visual impairments.
Families often have
questions about computer games that are appropriate for children with visual
impairments. Though programs are constantly being developed, there are
some guidelines to consider in making software choices.